Politics can be egalitarian when going up Hubbert's Curve, but it's a whole different story when going down.

Climate change denial is often decried for its destructiveness. But energy depletion dismissal – and by Naomi Klein of all people – could have consequences just as bad.

A review of Mason Inman's timely new book, The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future.


Denmark is often lauded as a kind of social utopia. But perhaps we should start thinking about what the end of cheap and plentiful energy-dense fossil fuels might have in store for such platitudes.

Since money is a proxy for energy, energy's limits are putting a damper on credit creation. Could this be the cause for plunging stock markets and oil prices?

The convention says that the supply constraints of peak oil lead to an increase in oil prices. But when you factor in fractional-reserve banking, does this not instead imply a decrease in prices?

Neither a slow or fast collapse of industrial civilization are pre-ordained. However, to implement a slow collapse requires more energy than a fast collapse, a resource whose supply is reaching its limits. How (s)low can you go?

The price of oil's been crashing, and no one's cutting back production to bring up prices. Could this be a death knell for the U.S. fracking industry, and possibly even a disaster for the world economy?

We're immersed in film and television and for the most part can hardly imagine a world without them. But if we're to have much of a chance of psychologically and practically dealing with the changes coming due to peak oil, it's likely that we're going to have to leave film and television before film and television leave us.

Despite obvious advantages, the Internet aids governments and those with nefarious intentions to spy on us. Meanwhile, the Internet may very well be making us stupider. But perhaps even more pressing is that peak oil and other energy shortages will one day shut down the world wide web. It's time we start talking about the end of the Internet.


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